Lady Gaga boosts Rangiora software company

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is using New Zealand software to connect with her enormous fan base.

It's got Rangiora company Shuttlerock that runs the technology in a spin, as they come to terms with attracting such a high profile client.

Gaga, with 41 million Twitter followers, has called on her Japanese fans to upload images to her website using Shuttlerock's visual marketing software.

"To get a global superstar like Lady Gaga is just out of this world," says Shuttlerock's Paul Bingham.

Shuttlerock has been up and running from a small office in Rangiora for two years. They already have high profile clients such as the All Blacks as well as others in the US, Japan, Australia and the UK.

Superstar Lady Gaga is using Kiwi software to connect with her enormous fan base. Source: 1 NEWS


Westpac posts eye-watering NZ$4.55b profit, up 5.8%

Westpac has lifted first-half profit 5.8 per cent to NZ$4.55 billion (A$4.25b).

Westpac bank Source: 1 NEWS

Cash profit for the six months to March 31 was up from A$4.02 billion in the prior corresponding period, with consumer and business banking driving the increase.

Australian mortgage lending was up 5.6 per cent on the same time a year earlier and the lender says the quality of its loan book - which has been queried by analysts - remains "fundamentally sound".


'It's a profit he's created' – Rod Drury to cash in Xero shares, netting almost $95 million

It comes as the company prepares to delist from the NZ stock exchange. Source: 1 NEWS


Kiwi wines outselling Australian counterparts in world's biggest market

For the first time New Zealand wines are winning the Tasman battle in the US. Source: 1 NEWS

Online shopping juggernaut Amazon set to arrive in Oz

Aussie businesses are bracing themselves for the imminent arrival of Amazon, employing various new strategies. Source: 1 NEWS